Collection and Use of Information
We collect information when you provide it to us that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you, including your name, street address (for billing or shipping), email address, telephone number and billing and credit card information (“Personally Identifiable Information”). We may collect Personally Identifiable Information from you in different manners and at different places on our Website, such as when you subscribe to the AfroRep Newsletter, purchase any product from our online store, or make a donation on the Website, Personally Identifiable Information is collected by us and by our third-party e-commerce partners Shopify.com and Printful Inc. We collect Personally Identifiable Information from you when you voluntarily submit such information to us or when you use the Website.
In addition, we may automatically collect your IP address when you use the Website and we may use web beacons, web bugs, clear gifs, cookies and similar technologies that automatically collect information from you as you use the Website. This Automatically Collected Data also allows us to recognize you when you access the Website using different web browsers or devices.
Use of the information that we collect.
In general, Personally Identifiable Information and other information collected on our Website to collect payments you made in our Store and to correspond with you, to process a donation or otherwise to follow up on any such transactions. On occasion, we may use your Personally Identifiable Information to send you information on new products or upcoming events. However, if you do not wish to receive E-mailed marketing messages from us, please let us know by writing to us using the contact information on our contact us page.
We use Automatically Collected Data to improve our Website and for any other lawful business purpose, including without limitation, to determine which of our messages have been opened by recipients, so we can gauge the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, to control the display of ads, to track usage patterns, the movements of individual users, and your geographic location, to help diagnose problems with our servers, to gather broad demographic information, to analyze trends, to conduct research, to deliver editorial content, or to record registration and personalization information.
When we disclose information to third parties
We may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information if we believe in good faith that we are required by law to do so, including in response to lawful requests from public and government authorities, which may include authorities outside your country of residence. We may disclose Personally Identifiable Information in special circumstances when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to protect the safety and/or security of our users, our Website, or the general public.
We strive to secure transmission of your Personally Identifiable Information from your computer to our servers through commercially reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures. To help ensure the integrity and privacy of the Personally Identifiable Information you provide via the Internet at the time you purchase any product or donate online, the above mentioned third party e-commerce partners, Shopify.com and Printful Inc, provide Transport Layer Security (“TLS”) digital security. Only employees who need access to your Personally Identifiable Information to perform a specific task or function are granted access to such Personally Identifiable Information. No employee of the company will have access to your credit card information provided through this Website.
You should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. There is also some risk that others could find a way to bypass our security systems. As a result, although we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. If you correspond with us by e-mail or a “Contact Us” feature on the Website, a third party could view the information you send in transit by such means. We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.
Transfers outside the EEA
Non-EEA countries might not have the same legal framework for data protection as the EEA countries. In particular, the United States may not provide a level of protection for personal data, or Personally Identifying Information, equivalent to that of the EEA.
Do not track disclosures
Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” (“DNT”) signals to mobile applications with which the user communicates. We currently do not change our tracking practices in response to DNT settings in your web browser. We may have our third-party partners, including web analytics companies, collect information about your online activities over time and across the Website. These third parties may not change their tracking practices in response to DNT settings in your web browser.
In some jurisdictions, including in the countries of the EEA, you have the right, in certain circumstances, to (1) require us to delete your Personally Identifiable Information, (2) require us to restrict processing of your Personally Identifiable Information, (3) receive a copy of the Personally Identifiable Information you provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and/or instruct us to transmit that data to a third party; and (4) object to our continued processing of your Personally Identifiable Information for direct marketing or other purposes. If you are resident in the EEA, you can exercise these rights free of charge by contacting us through our email.
Contact regarding privacy questions
Email: [email protected]